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CompSci 6 Introduction to Computer Science August 30, 2011 Prof. Rodger President Brodhead speech graduation 2010 CompSci 6 Fall 2011 1 Announcements • Get the book, no reading yet. • Lab 1 starts Sept 1 • Bring laptop to class/lab • Before lab try to install Java, Eclipse and – See Resources page – If you have trouble, just download the files for onto your laptop before coming to lab and we will help you in lab with the installation CompSci 6 Fall 2011 2 Introduction • Professor Rodger CompSci 6 Fall 2011 3 What is Computer Science? • Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes. - Edsger Dijkstra • Computer science is not as old as physics; it lags by a couple hundred years. However this does not mean that there is significantly less on the computer scientist’s plate than on the physicist’s: younger it may be, but it has had a far more intense upbringing! - Richard Feynman CompSci 6 Fall 2011 4
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